Discover a treasure trove of value-for-money walks across Italy, from the stunning lakes district, awe-inspiring Alps and picturesque Tuscany, down to the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia.
Thanks to UTracks, the active European holiday specialist, here are ten self guided and guided walks ranging from five to eight days for under $1500 per person:
Cinque Terre Walk – self guided 7 days from $890*
Where the Apennine Mountains meet the Mediterranean coast line, this walk explores a string of five colourful fishing villages dug into the cliffs.
Cilento Coast and Mountain – self guided 5 days from $980*
Neighbour to the Amalfi and Sorrento, the under-discovered Campania coast is home to the World Heritage listed Cilento National Park with its wild beauty.
Lake Como Walk – self guided 5 days from $990*
A holiday destination since Roman times, the ancient trails above Lake Como offer breathtaking views and traditional villages away from the crowds
St Francis Way – Spoleto to Rieti – self guided 7 days from $1070* – New for 2019
Discover the sublime landscapes of Umbria while walking in the footsteps St Francis of Assisi. The region is a food lovers’ heaven from the famous black truffles of Spoleto to the local salami and wines.
Francigena Way – Fidenza to Tuscany – self guided 7 days from $1090*
This section of the Via Francigena pilgrim trail explores the valleys and the peaks of the Appennines, offering expansive views of the Lombardy and Lunigiana plains.
Piedmont – Land of Barolo and Barbera – self guided 8 days from $1220*
Piedmont is a gourmand’s delight being home to some of Italy’s celebrated red wines, Barolo and Barbera as well as white truffles, cheeses, pastries and chocolates. Walk through picturesque villages, verdant vineyards and hazelnut forests.
Puglia Coastal Walk – self guided 8 days from $1230*
A little known and unspoilt region in the ‘heel’ of Italy, Puglia is well worth exploring. Walking along the coast between Otranto and Gagliano del Capo offers all the diverse elements that the region is famous for including breathtaking coastal views, literally thousands of olive groves scented with wild fennel and liquorice and pretty fishing villages.
Classic Amalfi Coast – self guided 8 days from $1320*
A quintessential area of Italy, with its colourful towns clinging to craggy coastlines with azure waters lapping below. Wind through villages and citrus groves along donkey paths, visiting the renowned towns of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi.
Gran Paradiso Adventure – guided 7 days from $1420*
Exploring Italy’s first national park, Gran Paradiso. This alpine walk criss-crosses wildflower meadows, rocky snow covered passes and glacial lakes, all under the gaze of the protected ibex and chamois populations.
Grand Combin Traverse – guided 7 days from $1480*
Traversing Switzerland and Italy via the epic Great St Bernard Pass, this alpine area is rich in history, wildlife and picture-postcard vistas.
*Quoted prices include twin share accommodation, breakfast daily for all trips (except CTV) and several include lunches and/or dinners, luggage transfers between hotels (except CTV as walks radiate from the accommodation) and clear maps and directions for self guided trips and more. For full inclusions see our website for details. Flights from Australia are not included but can be booked on request.
For more information and bookings please visit www.UTracks.com
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